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    Salmon setup

    I want to give salmon fishing a nudge. I have trout spinning and jigging gear, and sea fishing gear. In particular a shimano 7ft stray lining rod. Is this too heavy? I think it's rated 10-15kg. Reel wise, I have a shimano Calcutta with 15lb braid, and a shimano bait runner with 20lb mono. Are either of these usable to get me going? I'm hoping to avoid buying anything more right now, but eventually will buy a specialist salmon setup.

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    Your Calcutta should cut the mustard, what size is it? I fish with a 400 with braid and love it.
    As for your rod, the strayline rod would do but you will probably find it a bit heavy as the day wears on.

    The best thing to do would be to just get out there and give it a crack, you will soon know what you "need" to make things more comfortable.
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    Apart from lures you will be good to start with that gear.



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    Quote Originally Posted by keen fella View Post
    Your Calcutta should cut the mustard, what size is it? I fish with a 400 with braid and love it.
    As for your rod, the strayline rod would do but you will probably find it a bit heavy as the day wears on.

    The best thing to do would be to just get out there and give it a crack, you will soon know what you "need" to make things more comfortable.
    I think it's a 300. Nice reel. I think ill whack it on the stray lining rod and just go for it. My other rods are too light I think (4 kg). I have plenty of kahawai lures so they should work. Thanks for the help guys.

 

 

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